Today, Chief Minister Anandiben Patel said Gujarat is becoming global manufacturers’ delight due to its good governance through minimum government and industry friendly environment as envisioned by PM Narendra Modi.
Anandiben inaugurates Rs 1,000 crore BASF Chemical Plant stretche over 23.44 hectare in Dahej. She updated that the company had signed the MoU for the plant during Vibrant Gujarat 2013. Further Anandiben said that Gujarat has emerged as the manufacturing hub for textiles, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, engineering, oil and gas, gems and jewelry and agro-based industries. Gujarat has 6,600 chemicals and petrochemicals manufacturing units, which contributing to 62% of petrochemicals and 53% of chemicals in India.She said due to Narendra Modi’s planning Gujarat has generated 16% jobs in 300 units sPetrochemicals and Petroleum Investment Region (PCPIR) and Special Economic Zone (SEZ).CM appealed to corporate houses to support the government’s campaign for toilets as part of their social responsibility.
In response to government’s appeal, BASF presented a cheque amounting Rs.45 lakhs for drinking water and toilet facilities in rural areas around Dahej, Rs.5 lakhs for Girls Education Fund and Rs.5 lakhs for Chief Minister’s Cleanliness Campaign.The Dahej Industries Association presented Rs.15 lakhs, Reliance Industries Rs.10.07 lakhs, Aditya Birla group’s Hindalco Rs.5-lakh and Grasim Rs.5-lakh. BASF executive director for South Asia and Board member Dr. Michael Heinz and South Asia head Raman Ramchandra unveiled their 150 year old company’s plan for investment of 10 billion pounds in the Asia Pacific region.
Officials and digitaries present on the occasion included MLAs Dushyanbhai Patel, Arunsinh Ranam Ishwarsinh Patel, District Panchayat President Manhar Gohil and Collector Avantika Singh.